3 Important Business Principles You can Learn from Jiu-Jitsu

I’m not a martial art guy by any means, but few weeks ago, my co-worker friend, who is a hardcore Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, shared this very interesting video how Jiu-Jitsu combat principles can be applied in business scenarios.

The person in this video is Rener Gracie, who is obviously coming from the Gracie line of family. If you practice Jiu-Jitsu, you will definitely know him and you know how passionate he is about Jiu-Jitsu. I hope we all can learn one or two things from him for our business today. Enjoy! Continue reading “3 Important Business Principles You can Learn from Jiu-Jitsu” »

Ted Williams – A Homeless Man with a God-Given Golden Voice

If you don’t live in US, the chance is that you haven’t heard of Ted Williams. I, too, knew about him recently from one of my friend, Andy Chandra. He put a status update in his wall on Facebook saying:

‎- yeaa….the Homeless Man with a Golden Radio Voice got a job offer…more than 100 job offers

and my response was

what r u talking about? dpt dr mana lu ini (where did you get this)?

It turns out he was talking about Ted Williams, and here’s the complete story how it all started. I hope you can be blessed by his story.
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10 Ways to Take a Better Note

Being a student for almost seven years and a teacher lately has brought new perspective of note taking. It used to be that I took notes because my parents or my teacher asked me so. The initiative of taking notes came from someone else. As I grew older, I began to realize the importance of taking notes in my classes, meetings, workplaces, and even in a church service. From something that was “ordered” by someone else, taking good notes is now becoming a necessity. I start to realize that without taking a good note, I won’t be able to succeed in my life.

Being a student for almost seven years and a teacher lately has brought new perspective of note taking. It used to be that I took notes because my parents or my teacher asked me so. The initiative of taking notes came from someone else. As I grew older, I began to realize the importance of taking notes in my classes, meetings, workplaces, and even in a church service. From something that was “ordered” by someone else, taking good notes is now becoming a necessity. I start to realize that without taking a good note, I won’t be able to succeed in my life.

I know that taking notes doesn’t have to be on a piece of paper. It could also be a “mental” note. This method is fine and needed from time to time. It’s good for quick retrieval, but you will forget the details if you are only relying on your mental note abilities. Therefore, I will focus more on taking notes in a piece of paper, especially in a class lecture settings. By no means does a student need to be in a classroom setting for these tips to be useful. They’re helpful if you’re attending an online school as well.

Before we start, I want to lay down one simple objective of taking good notes. To me, a note contains every main details that your instructor lectures. It should be thorough enough that when you recite your note, it is as if you are repeating what you instructor was saying. Pretty simple, isn’t it? ok, here we go. Continue reading “10 Ways to Take a Better Note” »